Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 14–20
FRIDAY, OCT. 14
JOHNSON COUNTY CORONERS, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, rock/jam band from Montrose, 314-2554.
RIC & KAREN, 7:30 p.m., Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to country, swing, Latin and current hits, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.
BAROQUE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF COLORADO, 7:30 p.m., Monument Presbyterian Church, 2020 1/2 Broadway, Bach Meets Vivaldi, first in the Grand Junction Symphony’s Chamber Concert Series, $30 each concert, $100 for four concerts, tickets at gjso.org, 243-6787.
CLYDE & THE MILLTAILERS, 7 p.m., Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-8318, copperclubbrew.com.
TONY HOLIDAY AND THE VELVETONES, 8:30 p.m., Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684, ellasbluesroom.com.
SYMPHONY STORY TIME, continues 10:30 a.m., Collbran Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 111 Main St., Collbran, Grand Junction Symphony presents story telling, musical demonstrations, instrument petting zoo, sign up for the music-themed reading challenge, mesacountylibraries.org/kids/srp.
SATURDAY, OCT. 15
VINTAGE VOLTAGE, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, local rock and roll, 314-2554.
THE OXYMORONS, 8–11 p.m., Warehouse 25sixty-five, 2565 American Way, warehouse2565.com.
TODD JOHNSON, 7 p.m., Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-8318, copperclubbrew.com.
JILL COHN, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.
OKTOBERFEST WITH PETE DUNDA BAND, 7–10 p.m., CB’s Tavern, 334 Main St., Delta, 399-3292.
VARIETY SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, $10 adults, $5 students, cavalcadefruita.com, 260-5413.
“GIFTS TO NATIVES: MEMOIRS OF A WORLD TRAVELLER WHO PHOTOGRAPHS,” opening night 6:30–8:30 p.m., Healthy Rhythm Community Art Gallery, 68 S. Grand Ave., Montrose, solo photographic exhibition by Michael Lawton, healthyrhythm.net, 323-270-6284.
aRT — ART ON THE RIVERFRONT TRAIL MURAL PAINTING, beginning at 9 a.m., seven local artists will paint murals on the piers and skirts of overpasses that cross the Riverfront Trail, Redlands Parkway, Lower No Thoroughfare, Riverside 340 and U.S. Highway 50, public invited to watch.
MESA MURDER MYSTERY, 5:30–9 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, 765 Horizon Drive, murder mystery dinner to benefit Western Slope Center for Children, cocktail hour with cash bar, dinner, whodunit mystery/comedy with the audience as both deputies and suspects, $40 in advance, $50 at the door, tickets at WSCC, 245-3788, wscchildren.org.
“THEODORE ROOSEVELT” CHARACTER PORTRAYAL, doors 5 p.m. for book signing, program 7 p.m. Oct. 15, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, humanity scholar and author Clay Jenkins portrays President Theodore Roosevelt in the celebration of 100 years of the National Park Service, reception follows, reserved seating $25 adults, $15 students, tickets.montrosepress.com, tickets at the door cash or check only, 240-4739.
OKTOBERFEST, 2–6 p.m., Delicious Orchards, 39126 Colorado Highway 133, Paonia, $12, brats, local and regional beers, prizes for best costume and chicken dancers, proceeds benefit the Paonia Chamber of Commerce, tickets at paoniachamber.com.
ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER 3K WALK AND ROLL, preregistration begins 9 a.m., walk 10 a.m., Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., walk on the Riverfront Trail for all ages and stages of life, groups/teams encouraged, $25 adults, $15 students and ages older than 60, children free, proceeds benefit Strive, register strivecolorado.org, 256-8612, 244-5506.
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CLOSING CEREMONY, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., puppet show 11 a.m., Music Spark performance 11:30 p.m., Nueva Generacion Folklorico Dancers 12:30 p.m., Mariachi Reyes de Jalisco Band 1 p.m.; mural reveal, 2 p.m. “Fernando,” by the overpass pier of U.S. Highway 50, food, craft tables, kids activities, 683-5566.
BACK TO THE TRAIL, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Old Spanish Trail Whitewater/Coffman Road trailhead, National Park Service centennial celebration cupcakes, horseback riding, hiking and biking on the trail, history walking tours, yoga, speaker Sarah Shrader, map giveaways, shuttle services and parking at the Mesa County shops, ostcolorado.org, 245-8484.
MESA MALL FALL FESTIVAL, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50, family fun, fall-themed activities, free pumpkin patch, outdoor beer garden, music by The Band Wanted, food trucks, apple cider/cocoa, inside events include a pumpkin decorating station, photo booth, games, inflatable archery range, nonprofit display information, and more, 242-0009.
SEVENTH ANNUAL SURVIVE FASHION SHOW, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, events to support local cancer survivors, TICKETS SOLD OUT, stmarygj.org/events, 298-2015.
SIGNATURE CHEFS AUCTION, 6 p.m., Colorado Mesa University Ballroom, area chefs prepare gourmet dishes, tickets and auction proceeds benefit March of Dimes, signaturechefs.org/grandjunction, 812-1736.
SCARECROW FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Montrose Botanic Gardens, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, library story walk, scarecrows of all sizes and descriptions on display, bid on your favorite in the silent auction, scarecrow entry information at montrosegardens.org.
SYMPHONY STORY TIME, continues 10 a.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., Grand Junction Symphony presents story telling, musical demonstrations, instrument petting zoo, sign up for the music-themed reading challenge, mesacountylibraries.org/kids/srp.
SUNDAY, OCT. 16
NO FRACKIN WAY BENEFIT CONCERT, 7 p.m., The Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, music by Beth Quist, Gustavo Brett, Dave Sheppard, The North Fork Flyers and The Scones, $20 in advance, $25 at the door, tickets at Hardins in Hotchkiss, Hightower Cafe in Paonia, Lizzy’s Market in Paonia, citizensforahealthycommunity.org.
MUSICAL BENEFIT FOR BOBBY WALKER, doors 3 p.m., music 4–10 p.m., Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., music by The HooDoo HEDZ, Soul Habit, Boogie Chillin’, The Troy Douglas Band, Gerry Goodman, John Brown, Tony Rosario, Steve “Sarge” Smith, Larry Caskey, Destinee Reed, Tuesday Blues and more, donations will benefit throat cancer patient and fellow musician Bobby Walker.
MINI OKTOBERFEST PARTY, 2–5 p.m., Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., German beers and food, music by Zolopht 7 p.m., 243-3659.
“THE GOLDEN AGE,” 10:55 a.m., Regal Cinemas Canyon View, 648 Market St., ballet from the Bolshoi Ballet, $18 adults, $15 seniors and children, fathomevents.com.
THE BOW WOW FILM FEST TOUR, 6 p.m., Turn of the Century, 121 N. Fourth St., Montrose, family-friendly short collection of films featuring dogs, $12 adults, $8 kids in advance, $15 at the door, proceeds benefit Second Chance Humane Society, bowwowfimfest.com.
SCARECROW FESTIVAL, noon–4 p.m., Montrose Botanic Gardens, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, library story walk, scarecrows of all sizes and descriptions on display, bid on your favorite in the silent auction, scarecrow entry information at montrosegardens.org.
TRUNKS4 TREATS, 4–7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, 120 E. Eighth St., Palisade, Halloween event for military and first responders’ kids ages 12 and younger, hosted by Palisade American Legion Post 50 and Auxiliary, trick-or-treating from car to car, music, dancing, games, prizes, costume contest, 623-0146,
MONDAY, OCT. 17
HYMN FOR HER, 8–10 p.m., Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, juiced-up backwoods country blues with a dose of desert rock psychedelia, 858-8318, copperclubbrew.com.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18
ROGUE VALLEY, doors open 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m., KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., band from the Twin Cities, $18 in advance, $20 at the door, 241-8801 ext. 0, kafmradio.org.
DAVE MENSCH, 8 p.m., The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.
TOM KEOGH AND COMPANY, 7:15 p.m., Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to western favorites, swing and Latin, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19
DAVE MENSCH, 6 p.m., Suds Brothers Brewery’s, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.
ANNUAL BEER FEST, 2–5 p.m., The Point, Colorado Mesa University, 1455 N. 12th St., more than 20 different beers, $10 per person, 255-7012.
THURSDAY, OCT. 20
THE BAND WANTED, 7–9 p.m., Avalon Theater, 645 Main St., country band from Fruita, Tour Bus Kick-off party to celebrate the start a winter tour to Texas, Arizona and California, facebook.com/thebandwanted, 644-1409.
TONY ROSARIO, 8:30 p.m., Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684, ellasbluesroom.com.
PONDER THE ALBATROSS, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Oct. 21, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, rock/jamgrass from Denver, 314-2554.
¡MAYDAY! 8 p.m. Oct. 21, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., Miami-based hip-hop group on its Space Cadet Tour, with guests Web Three and ‘Joseph Rose, $15–$20, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.
GHOST RIVER BAND, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Rod, dance to country favorites and rock ‘n’ roll, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.
BRIAN GREGOR, Oct. 21, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.
FLAT TOP REED, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684, ellasbluesroom.com.
69TH ANNUAL BRUSH & PALETTE FINE ART SHOW AND AWARDS RECEPTION, 6:30–8 p.m. Oct. 21, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., on display Oct. 19–Nov. 15, 243-7337, gjbrushandpalette.org, gjartcenter.org.
THE GHOSTS OF OLD ST. MARY’S, 6 p.m. Oct. 21, tour hosted by The Friends of St. Mary’s Hospital, conducted by spooky author and historian Dave Fishell, $15, space limited, reservations, tickets and more at 298-7530.
BAROQUE MUSIC FESTIVAL, Oct. 21–22, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, Bach’s Magisterial Harpsichord, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, featuring Jory Vinikour; Champagne Brunch, noon Oct. 22, $25; Duos for Cello and Harpsichord, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22, featuring Ann Marie Morgan, Baroque cello and Vinikour, harpsichord, tickets $18–$23 in advance, $5 discount for students, $4 more at the door, 527-7243, bluesage.org.
BRITISH, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Oct. 22, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, British invasion cover band, 314-2554.
JEREMIAH & THE RED EYES, 8 p.m. Oct. 22, Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-8318, copperclubbrew.com.
THE TROY DOUGLAS BAND, 5–8 p.m. Oct. 22, Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd. 241-8411.
CARLOS RIVERA, Oct. 22, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.
THE NAVIGATORS, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684, ellasbluesroom.com.
ALPINE ECHO, noon–5 p.m., Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs., Oktoberfest music, take a can of food for Lift-Up for a free tram ride to the top, glenwoodcaverns.com, 945-4228.
GRAND JUNCTION ROCKESTRA: THE ABC SHOW, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theater, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., 26 letters of the alphabet, one band/artist per letter, voted on by fans, set list ranges from Aerosmith to ZZ Top, $20–$25, VIP tickets $45, tickets at 248-1604, coloradomesa.edu/mosstickets, facebook.com/GJRockestra.
DOCTOR ROBERT’S BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND, doors 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22, opening band Popular Acclaim, Palisade High School’s Show Choir, 6:30 p.m., tribute band 7 p.m., Avalon Theater, 645 Main St., presented by Palisade Sunrise Rotary Club, $15 in advance $20 at the door, proceeds benefit Kids Aid, tickets at Fruit and Wine Real Estate, Colorado National Bank, Coop Country ACE Hardware Store, Palisade Chamber of Commerce or from any Palisade Sunrise Rotary member.
UPTOWN ART COLONY ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Oct. 22, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 536 Ouray Ave., pottery, oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor and mixed media art by Judi Axthelm, Janice Copeland, Claudia Crowell, Judi DeVore, Kathy Herzog, Palea Goemmel, Claudia Heckel, Ruth Leever, Karen Moore, Peg Oswald, Sue Samuelson and Sharon Weidner, refreshments served, 210-3418.
THE ORIGINAL Y’ART SHOW AND SALE, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 22, 124 Ouray Ave., works by local artist Sallie Wysocki, 314-9314.
ZOMBIE PROM: DEAD MUSICIANS BALL, 8 p.m. Oct. 22, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., DJ Phoenix, DJ Jett, Chris Epic, Strangefellow Dead Musician Mashup set, SO Bear, Gargantuain’t, Taurus, Lucid Visions Video, Matt Janson Photography, $12 in advance, $15 at the door, proceeds benefit KAFM Radio, tickets at KAFM Radio, 1310 Ute Ave., kafmradio.org, Mad Margaret’s, Raw Canvas, Pablos Pizza in Grand Junction.
DANCE SHOWCASE, 7–10 p.m. Oct. 22, Grand Junction DanceSport, 421 Colorado Ave., dance performances by students and teachers beginning at 8 p.m., wine, light snacks and desserts, $15 in advance, $20 at the door, 712-2552.
“DON GIOVANNI,” 10:55 a.m. Oct. 22, encore 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Regal Canyon View Cinemas 14, 648 Market St., opera from the Metropolitan Opera, $24 adults, $22 seniors, $18 children, fathomevents.com.
COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING PARADE, 2 p.m. Oct. 22, downtown Grand Junction, 248-1525, .
FALL DAY ON THE FARM, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 22, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, food, vendors, activities, pressed apple cider, $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3.50 ages 3–12, $15 family groups, free for Museum members, 434-9814, museumofwesternco.com.
HOLY FAMILY SPOOKTACULAR 5K AND KIDS FUN RUN, Oct. 22, Holy Family Catholic School 786 26 1/2 Road, 5K registration 8–8:30 a.m., race 9 a.m., $20 ages 15 and older, $15 ages 14 and younger; Family Fun Run registration 9:30 a.m., run 10 a.m., $15 all ages, 242-6168.
HALLOWEEN FUN FEST, 2 p.m. Oct. 22, Western Colorado Community College, 2508 Blichmann Ave., Building B, for ages 2-12, games, haunted crafts, crazy cookie decorating, costume contest, candy, $4 per child, parents free, proceeds go to DECA, 255-2600.
PET WANT HOMES TOO, 1–4 p.m. Oct. 22, expo and parade in the parking lot of Hometown Realty, 1141 N. 25th St., pet vendors and services, parade 3 p.m., dress your pets up for the parade, free pet portraits, Gander, the AHA Service Dog of the Year and its handler Lon Hodge will demonstrate, 201-0386.
WESTERN SLOPE COIN CLUB COIN SHOW, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 22, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1247, 1404 Ute Ave., $2 admission, gjcoinshow.com.
MONSTER MASH HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL, 4 p.m., Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, Highline Lake, 1800 11 8/10 Road, Loma, kid-friendly Halloween carnival, face painting, contests, costume parade and contest, hay rides, parks pass required to enter the park, 858-7208, cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/highlinelake.
PAINT THE NIGHT WITH MUSIC, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24–25, Moss Performing Arts Center, Love Recital Hall, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., Western Colorado Chorale with pianist Kathryn Mientka, $18 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students, tickets at gjso.org.
TOM KEOGH AND COMPANY, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 25, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to western favorites, swing and Latin, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.
CELLAR DOOR, 8 p.m. Oct. 25, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St.
MESA COUNTY LIBRARIES CULTURE FEST ART SHOW, opens Oct. 25, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., in conjunction with the Culture Fest, on display through Jan. 3, 243-4442.
ANNUAL BLUEGRASS AND ROOTS FESTIVAL POSTER CONTEST AND ART SHOW, reception, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26, The Blue Pig Gallery, 101 W. Third St., Palisade, Peoples Choice voting during the reception, 464-5602, 464-4819.
TOM BENNETT, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684, ellasbluesroom.com.
ZAC GRANT, 7 p.m. Oct. 27, Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-8318, copperclubbrew.com.
JOSH ROGAN, 7–9 p.m. Oct. 27, CB’s Tavern, 334 Main St., Delta, 399-3292.
EIGHTH ANNUAL FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL, 4:30–7 p.m. Oct. 27, River Canyon School, 730 25 Road, come dressed in costume with a trick-or-treat basket, plant bulbs/seeds with the gardener, homemade and local soups, story time, crafts, dinner roll and applesauce making, $20 per family, $5 extended family, 639-0514, rivercanyonschool.com.
TRICK, TRACK AND TREAT, registration 5 p.m., event 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Lincoln Park Track, Stocker Stadium, open track meet for kids, come dressed in Halloween costume, $5, 254-3866.